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putin says changes in syria are needed but he is worried about the fact to unseat bashar assad regime's could lead to more violence in the country. he advocates a solution to prevent the collapse of syria and what he says is an endless civil war. >>> the blame game over the "fiscal cliff" continues on capitol hill. speaker of the house john boehner is pushing ahead with his plan b. the house will vote today on the gop bill that cuts taxes for everyone who makes less than a million dollars a year. democrats say the bill is not balanced and already promises to defeat it into senate. the president says republicans should accept a deal he has offered. >> at some point there's got to be i think a recognition on the part of my republican friends that take the deal. >> hope the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. >> the president's latest offer provides $850 billion in spending cuts over 10 years while raising $1.3 trillion in revenue. mostly by raising taxes on incomes over $400,000 a year. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is exp
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. this comes as violence in syria's civil war escalates across the country. >>> and right now, a hearing on capitol hill about embassy security. two deputies secretaries of state are testifying before d.c. lawmakers on the deadly consulate attack in benghazi, libya. secretary of state hillary clinton was supposed to answer their questions today. but she is recovering from a stomach virus and a concussion. she is expected to testify sometime next month. >>> scathing reviews from d.c. on the new movie about the osama bin laden raid. democratic senators dianne feinstein and carl levin and republican senator john mccain say that "zero dark thirty" is grossly inaccurate and misleading. they are upset about the way the film depicts sky interrogations. they want the film studio -- cia interrogations. them. the film studio to say it's not based on fact of. >>> 6:52. take a deep breath. nasa promises the sun is going to rise on saturday. >> ha. >> they promise. >> that's good. >> the space agency has been busy debunking doomsday rumors for weeks getting hundreds of calls a day believe it or not.
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's a bad morning in yemen. >> crossing this fence is the entrance to syria. >> u.s. ambassador jay christopher stevens has been killed. >> 20 wielding attackers storming the american consulate in benghazi. >> the middle east on the brink this morning. >> this is the first such israeli/palestinian conflict since the arab spring. >>> growing nationwide outrage over the shooting death of an unarmed florida teen. >> that stunning video reveals something critical about zimmerman. >> if i had a son, he would look like try trayvon. >> this disaster developing off the coast in italy. >> the captain under house arrest. >> what would you like to say to that captain this morning? >> what a coward you are. >> 45 guilty counts. >> didn't you have a moral obligation? >> at the time, when i heard the word horseplay and asked if there was anything more than that, and the answer was no, i didn't think of anything more than that. >> there is no one else responsible. >> was there anything more you needed to hear from the prosecutors? >> i felt like the evidence just wasn't there. >> the cia director
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and becoming more powerful in syria. >>> zero dark 30 is getting a lot of criticism from senators. dianne feinstein carl levin and john mccain. the issue themes that show cia officers torturing people. the senators say the film suggests torture led to key information about where bin laden was hiding. something the senators say is not true. the senators have sent a letter to sony pictures saying it should clarify that the role of torture is based on fiction, not facts. zero dark 30 debuted in new york and la. it will have a nationwide release next month. >>> 8:16. right now in washington, house of representatives is special. it's a lot different from what the democrats want -- is in session. it's a lot different from the what the democrats want. >> reporter: we're taking a look at the capitol, eric canter is scheduled to talk about boehner's plan in a minute. plan b would raise tax rates only on those making more than $1 million a year. and to would put a hold on automatic tax spending. it's a temporary fix and a long- term deal would have to come later. president obama wants to raise taxe